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Weston Library – Oxford, UK

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Building: Weston Library
Location: Oxford, UK
Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, United Kingdom
Original Exterior Architect: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Interior Renovations Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Structural Engineer: Pell Frischmann
Environmental Engineers: Hurley Palmer Flatt
General Contractor: Mace
Size: 18,828 sq. meters

AE Interests: one of the Bodleian libraries, contemporary interior renovations, new arcaded entryway and restored façade, construction while library still in use, saved time and money by re-using foundation,  [a] architect’s goal to preserve and update original design while also creating easier access to materials and encouraging the public inside. [b]

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Construction Time-Lapse Video
Tour Inside the Building with Architect’s Commentary

Written by Tamar Solomon

September 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Built

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